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Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins
Born: Jan 1, 1964 in New Orleans, LA
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: New Orleans-based trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and songwriter Kermit Ruffins is an ever-inventive musician who projects a warmth from the stage. He's got charisma, so as a consequence, he and his bandmates in the Barbecue Swingers are not in danger of overexposing themselves in their native Crescent ...Read full biography
Swing This!
Released: 1999
Label: Basin Street Records
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New Orleans trumpeter/vocalist Ruffins concentrates on good time jive and swing, with a big band taste and second-line influence on this CD with his group, the Barbeque Kings. His bright trumpet sound ...Read full review
Throwback
Released: 2005
Label: Basin Street Records
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Kermit Ruffins had a reunion with the Rebirth Brass Band for this 2005 release. Ruffins dominates the music to an extent, contributing the majority of the selections, usually taking a vocal and adding ...Read full review
More Kermit Ruffins albums: Main Albums (13), Compilations (1)
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